Sunday, May 26, 2019

Tales from Northern Michigan #6

Tales from Northern Michigan is a new feature that will appear irregularly here on the blog. The point of it is to share cool stuff from one of my favorite areas- northern Michigan. As many of you are aware Michigan actually has an Upper and Lower Peninsula, linked by the Mackinac Bridge, and I'll be showcasing the area that we in lower Michigan affectionately call "Up North." It could be anything from music to wildlife to bookstores- you never know what you'll find Up North, so who knows what will turn up here? 

So without further ado, here's a look at the beauty of northern Michigan. 

Here I'm revisiting Sleeping Bear Dunes- imagine hang gliding like this!

This week I saw that Sleeping Bear Dunes has scheduled their Star Parties for summer. These are night time meet-ups (everyone welcome) at various points within the dunes park to see the night sky. Here are some highlights- I'm not sure if I'll make any of these, but I would if I can. 

May 25th at the Dune Climb - binary stars, deep sky objects

June 8 - moon, Mars, Jupiter

Aug 31st - Jupiter, Saturn, Milky Way

The full schedule here

Here's a look at one of the wineries on Old Mission Peninsula. 

Paddle boarding on a half frozen Torch Lake. And then the second video is really cool- just as the ice is melting there are beautiful shots of a crystal clear bay   


  1. That last video is so cool! I love watching drone videos😁

  2. Oh how cool! I don't think I ever realized how many beaches there were in Michigan. I always forget about the Great Lakes.

  3. Love your beautiful state! thanks for sharing. :)

  4. I am so jealous that you have the opportunity to go to star parties. I bet you get a nice clear view out in those parts too.

  5. Now I'm cold! LOL Love the hang gliding. I would want to do that but I am certain I would immediately land in the water. I'm talented like that. LOL

  6. I've visited the Sleeping Bear Dunes - Very cool!

  7. The water looks beautiful in that first video I miss being able to go to the beach. There's no beach in Las Vegas.

  8. Star parties sound so cool. I also love the video tour of the vineyard. I love to do tours like that, and then of course having a tasting of the wines they produce.

  9. I would be scared S**itless to hang glide. I love watching others do it, but it's not for me.


  10. Truly lovely, and I need some of that ice here in NC, please Gorgeous Greg.(lol) Hugs...RO